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Sustainable Yurt Retreat By Acadia

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· Winter Harbor, Hancock, Maine
20 acres hosted by Matthew D.
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Discover our eco-friendly Yurt nestled in the heart of a beautiful coastal Maine forest, just minutes from Acadia National Park. Ideal for those seeking outdoor adventures, our cabins offer a unique glamping experience. Enjoy access to Maine's best hiking trails, breathtaking views, and a truly sustainable stay. Perfect for nature lovers and adventure seekers, our lodging provides the perfect base for exploring the stunning landscapes of Acadia. Book now for an unforgettable eco-friendly adventure. Located in idyllic Gouldsboro, Maine, this is a truly unique camping experience: a yurt set in the middle of nearly 20 acres of beautiful forest to explore, and guests will have it all to themselves. Our property was featured in the season 13 finale of the hit Magnolia Network show Building Off the Grid, and we're happy to be able to share the beautiful yurt and other amenities we created with the world! Overview of Campsite: Nearly 20 acre forest land available for rent by private parties looking to camp. Complex includes: - 20 ft. yurt furnished with full size futon, a twin loft bed, and another twin sized futon - Plenty of additonal space inside the yurt for camping cots, sleeping pads, etc. - Additional cleared space for pitching tents - Short trail from the campsite to Chicken Mill Pond where we have a 2-3 person canoe and two single-person kayaks available for use - Private driveway with parking area for 2-3 cars - Direct trail from the parking area to the main camping space - Longer loop trail that offers a more scenic walk through the forest and eventually leads to the campsite - Comfortable outhouse with a composting toilet - Fire pit in the camping area - Covered outdoor kitchen with grill and prep table - Kitchenette inside the yurt with sink, bar, and counter space Activities nearby: -5 minute drive from Francis B. Woods Preserve/Frenchman Bay Conservancy, a 438 acre forest with miles of trails that sit above the Maine coastal islands. Offers unbelievable hiking trails and beautiful views of coastal Maine. -5 minute drive to Bartlett Maine Estate Winery, Maine’s oldest winery. Option to take the canoe across Chicken Mill Pond and walk from there. -14 minute drive to the Schoodic Marine Center, where you can take a ferry to Bar Harbor for the day and catch a ferry back. While on the boat, look for wildlife such as seals, harbor porpoise, bald eagles and other waterfowl. Arriving in Bar Harbor, enjoy shopping, restaurants and other in town activities. -Cycle down the 29 mile Schoodic National Scenic Byway. -17 miles to Schoodic Peninsula and the famous Schoodic Point, where you can catch amazing ocean views. -5 minute drive to Prospect Harbor Lighthouse. Places to eat: The property is located a short drive from scenic Winter Harbor, which has a variety of locally owned restaurants. It's also only about a 25 minute drive to Ellsworth, which also has multiple eating options and grocery stores. Bar Harbor is only about 40 minutes from the property as well, which boasts some amazing eateries, shops, and other activities. NOTE: This site is fully off-grid and requires walking approximately 3-4 minutes on a forest trail from the parking area to get to the site. All equipment must be hand-carried in. There is limited power and potable water. Guests should be prepared for an off-grid yurt experience. Bedding and cookware also are not provided. ADDITIONAL NOTES: Due to uncertain weather conditions, the outdoor shower is only available for use from mid-late spring until late fall/early winter. Please reach out for additional information.Discover our eco-friendly yurt nestled in the heart of a stunning coastal Maine forest, just minutes from Acadia National Park. Ideal for those seeking outdoor adventures, our yurt offers a unique glamping experience. Enjoy access to Maine’s best hiking trails, breathtaking views, and a truly sustainable stay. Perfect for nature lovers and adventure seekers, our lodging provides the perfect base for exploring the stunning landscapes of Acadia. Book now for an unforgettable eco-friendly adventure. Located in idllyic Gouldsboro, Maine, this is a truly unique camping experience: a yurt set in the middle of nearly 20 acres of beautiful forest to explore, and guests will have it all to themselves. Overview of Campsite: Nearly 20 acre forest land available for rent by private parties looking to camp. Complex includes: - 20 ft. yurt furnished with full size futon, a twin loft bed, and another twin sized futon - Plenty of additonal space inside the yurt for camping cots, sleeping pads, etc. - Additional cleared space for pitching tents - Short trail from the campsite to Chicken Mill Pond where we have a 2-3 person canoe and two single-person kayaks available for use - Private driveway with parking area for 2-3 cars - Direct trail from the parking area to the main camping space - Longer loop trail that offers a more scenic walk through the forest and eventually leads to the campsite - Comfortable outhouse with a composting toilet - Fire pit in the camping area - Covered outdoor kitchen with grill and prep table - Kitchenette inside the yurt with sink, bar, and counter space Activities nearby: -5 minute drive from Francis B. Woods Preserve/Frenchman Bay Conservancy, a 438 acre forest with miles of trails that sit above the Maine coastal islands. Offers unbelievable hiking trails and beautiful views of coastal Maine. -5 minute drive to Bartlett Maine Estate Winery, Maine’s oldest winery. Option to take the canoe across Chicken Mill Pond and walk from there. -14 minute drive to the Schoodic Marine Center, where you can take a ferry to Bar Harbor for the day and catch a ferry back. While on the boat, look for wildlife such as seals, harbor porpoise, bald eagles and other waterfowl. Arriving in Bar Harbor, enjoy shopping, restaurants and other in town activities. -Cycle down the 29 mile Schoodic National Scenic Byway. -17 miles to Schoodic Peninsula and the famous Schoodic Point, where you can catch amazing ocean views. -5 minute drive to Prospect Harbor Lighthouse. Places to eat: The property is located a short drive from scenic Winter Harbor, which has a variety of locally owned restaurants. It's also only about a 25 minute drive to Ellsworth, which also has multiple eating options and grocery stores. Bar Harbor is only about 40 minutes from the property as well, which boasts some amazing eateries, shops, and other activities. NOTE: This site is fully off-grid and requires walking approximately 3-4 minutes on a forest trail from the parking area to get to the site. All equipment must be hand-carried in. There is limited power and potable water. Guests should be prepared for an off-grid yurt experience. Bedding and cookware also are not provided.
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Christopher M.recommends
July 5, 2024
Sustainable Yurt Retreat by Acadia
We had a great time in this very private off-grid site. The set-up was neat and inspiring and we were able to do everything we wanted and needed to do, and the books there were perfect for learning more about yurts, planning hikes, and appreciating the area. There were just two of us there but I could see this site working well for larger groups. The items in and around the yurt were very thoughtful about what people might want or need. Lots of conveniences there! We went into Acadia and Bar Harbor and there were lots of spots nearby for food and snacks. Recommended if you’re looking for a secluded spot and are willing to carry your stuff in a few minutes for it!
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Julia B.recommends
June 22, 2024
Sustainable Yurt Retreat by Acadia
The yurt was so cute, we really enjoyed the outdoor shower and the bathroom was the cleanest composting/pit set up I’ve ever seen. We used the futons for beds, which were very comfortable. We used Apple Maps to arrive and it wasn’t quite right but we found the spot after another minute or so driving. We didn’t have time to wander the trails at face value they looked well maintained.
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Jocelyn S.recommends
June 9, 2024
Sustainable Yurt Retreat by Acadia
Matthew’s Yurt was the perfect weekend getaway! Everything was well maintained and clean when we arrived. Love that this was pet friendly as well! The dogs loved it! Will definitely be going back!
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Jean H.recommends
May 19, 2024
Sustainable Yurt Retreat by Acadia
Comfortable Downeast Glamping
Matt has created a sweet off-grid glamping spot. We heard peepers, tree frogs and lots of birds. It's a bit of an uneven hike from the highway to get in, but once you're there it's hard to leave. Deluxe outhouse, comfy fire pit, outdoor kitchen under the palapa all had lighting for nighttime use. The yurt was special with poles cut from trees as the inner structure which gave it a rustic feel. There were thoughtful touches and details everywhere. It poured our second night but we were cozy and dry in the yurt. We loved the little pond where geese came and went. What a lot of work Matt has done here. He was also very communicative ahead of our check and answered questions. Things we didn't need to bring: coolers, coffee press, bug spray.
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Misty C.recommends
October 30, 2023
Sustainable Yurt Retreat by Acadia
Great stay if you are looking to commune with nature. Such a beautiful Yurt tucked away in the woods Perfectly cozy with the wood stove. Beautifully furnished and great location.
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Marley H.recommends
October 9, 2023
Sustainable Yurt Retreat by Acadia
It was an amazing stay! Place was clean, private an beautiful! My family an I had such a wonderful stay!
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Winter Harbor, Hancock, Maine, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Passamaquoddy, Wabanaki (Dawnland Confederacy), and N’dakina (Abenaki / Abénaquis) First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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